Alan Knight (bishop)

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The Most Reverend Alan John Knight CMG DD (also rendered John Alan; also spelled Allan; 1902–29 November 1979) was a long serving Bishop of Guyana from 1937 until his death; and for much of that time Archbishop of the West Indies.[1]

He was educated at Owens School [2] and Cambridge University and ordained in 1926.[3] He was Chaplain at University College School and then Curate at St James’, Enfield Highway[4] after which he was Headmaster of Adisadel College.[5] In 1937 he was elevated to the Episcopate. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and prominent Freemason,[6] he died in post on 29 November 1979.[7]


  1. ^ Staebrook News
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Church history
  5. ^ College web-site
  6. ^ DGLoJ
  7. ^ Obituary Most Rev A. J. Knight Archbishop of West Indies The Times Monday, 3 December 1979; pg. 14; Issue 60490; col H
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Oswald Hutton Parry
Bishop of Guyana
Succeeded by
Randolph Oswald George
Preceded by
William George Hardie
Primate of the West Indies
Succeeded by
George Cuthbert Manning Woodroffe